According to reports in Super Deporte, Valencia owner Peter Lim is traveling to England to try and tie up a loan deal for Manchester United’s young stalwart Andreas Pereira.
After joining Manchester United’s youth academy in 2011, Pereira progressed rapidly as a player, and owing to his incredible performances at the Under-18 and Under-21 levels, he won the 2014/15 Manchester United young player of the year award.
His exploits haven’t gone unnoticed at the senior level, as Louis Van Gaal handed him a first-team debut against Tottenham Hotspur. Pereira made 11 further appearances under the Dutchman, however, Jose Mourinho chose to send him out on a season-long loan spell to Granada last summer.
Despite the Spanish team finishing in the bottom of La Liga, the Brazilian put in some brilliant performance, scoring 5 goals and registering 3 assists during the course of the campaign.
Even in the pre-season matches in America, the midfielder played a significant role for the Red Devils, but Mourinho has failed to give the midfielder a chance to play in United’s first two Premier League matches.
The former Chelsea manager has already made it clear that he would like the youngster to remain with United’s first-team squad this season, however, the reports in Spain claim that Valencia are interested in signing Pereira on a season-long loan before the transfer window closes.
The latest report in the club’s local publication Super Deporte says that Valencia owner Peter Lim will travel to England in a bid to complete the deal in the coming weeks.
Manchester United already have many midfielders who are fighting for a place in the starting lineup, and considering the situation, it’s difficult for Pereira to even break into the matchday squad. There is no doubt that the loan move to Valencia could be a good idea to continue his development as a player.
Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam
United fan since Edwin Van der Sar denied Nicolas Anelka’s penalty to earn a dramatic Euro glory. Firmly believes that Lionel Messi deserves to win the Ballon d’Or until he plays this sport. One time writer for GiveMeSport and Roar. A regular contributor to Sportskeeda and BlameFootball.